Enjoy an afternoon for two plus ABS violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock on Saturday, April 26, at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda as she shares her secrets to mastering the game and challenges you, as well. This package includes: admission to the Pacific Pinball Museum, a copy of "The Pinball Compendium: 1930s-1960s", framed 6"x5" drawing of a pinball machine titled "Temptation, a gift basket from Scott's Seafood Grill with a bottle of white wine, box of crackers, tin of brie, and a tin of oysters, posters from the Pinball Museum, and lunch at Scott's Seafood Grill and Bar at Jack London Square.
Donated by Elizabeth Blumenstock and Marie Hogan & Doug Lutgen
Revel in a feast for all the senses in a beautiful Mission Revival home nestled atop a hill with a spectacular ocean view in San Francisco's St. Francis Wood neighborhood. You will hear a selection of chamber music performed by ABS musicians and taste wines from Tom Driscoll's private cellar. The event takes place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 4 p.m. This event will be sold to 26 individuals for $150 each.
Donated by Nancy Quinn & Tom Driscoll, Delicious! Catering, and American Bach Soloists
Have you ever been curious about mysterious Dark Energy, Dark Matter, or the infamous Higgs Boson (or have other burning science questions)? Enjoy lunch for four with ABS's "itinerant" physicist, Jose Alonso, who will (hopefully) explain it all in language you can understand. Afterwards, tour one of the Bay Area's elite science sites: either the particle accelerators at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or the Chabot Space and Science Center, including visits to the planetarium and—weather permitting—telescope viewing.
Donated by Jose Alonso
Enjoy a two-night stay for two at a Hilton Resort after flying into your choice of Seattle, Portland, San Diego, or Los Angeles area (Los Angeles International, Burbank, or Orange County). Included in this package is round-trip airfare. A 60-day notice is required, subject to availability.
Donated by Hugh Davies & Kaneez Munjee
Enjoy an evening in the Berkeley home of David Cates and Cheryl Sumsion with a specially prepared dinner and a private harpsichord recital including a tour of David’s instrument collection.
Donated by David Cates
Donated by the Metropolitan Opera and American Bach Soloists Supporters
This annual afternoon delight moves from Tiburon to Mill Valley to the beautiful home of Angela Hilt & Blake Reinhardt. Enjoy an afternoon of food & drink and beautiful music provided by American Bach Soloists. Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3p.m. This package will be sold to 25 individuals.
Donated by Angela Hilt & Blake Reinhardt and Delicious! Catering
Enjoy three nights in the heart of Florence on this romantic getaway. Included in this package is a $1,000 airfare gift card, three-night hotel stay, and admission to two of Florence's most spectacular museums.
Donated by Hugh Davies & Kaneez Munjee, Jan Goldberg, and Angela Hilt & Blake Reinhardt
Have the rare opportunity to join soprano Mary Wilson and music director Jeffrey Thomas for two thrilling events. First, join them at our CD release party as ABS celebrates the unveiling of our newest recording featuring Mary singing Handel. Afterwards, be swept off to a private dinner with them at The Caprice. Included in the package is a signed copy of the CD. Saturday, November 16, 2013, CD release party begins at 4 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
Donated by Mary Wilson and Jeffrey Thomas
This one-bedroom lakefront cottage, a short drive to North Star, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley, sleeps four. Enjoy the full kitchen and fireplace with a Jacuzzi on site. Close to shopping and restaurants, it is a perfect winter get-away. Available February 22-March 1, 2014.
Donated by Kwei & Michele Ü